News of Note: “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Signs Bill Prohibiting Changing a Child’s Gender Expression”


1. Gov. Christie signs New Jersey bill banning changing child’s gender expression

“Ban on teen therapy for same-sex attraction signed by N.J. Gov. Chris Christie” – Baptist News article on the ban on teen therapy for same sex attraction signed by Gov. Christie. (Baptist Press)

“New Jersey Governor Signs Law Banning Counseling, Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality” – Christian News report of New Jersey Gov. Christie’s signing of controversial new bill. (Christian News)

“Gov. Chris Christie’s broadside against religious liberty” – Denny Burk on Gov. Chris Christie passing new law. (

“Governor Chris Christie has just made New Jersey the second state to prohibit licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. Like recent legislation in California, the New Jersey law is a disaster at a number of levels. This bill not only prohibits “reparative therapy.” It prohibits any and all attempts by licensed counselors to change a child’s sexual orientation. And there’s more. The bill not only prohibits any and all efforts to change sexual orientation. It also prohibits any and all attempts to change sexual behavior in gay minors!” – Denny Burk,

“Chris Christie to Sign Gay Therapy Ban; Believes Homosexuality Is Not a Sin” – Gov. Chris Christie to sign new legislation prohibiting changing child’s gender expression and declares that homosexuality is not a sin. (Christian Post)

2. “The Number One Reason for the Decline in Church Attendance and Five Ways to Address It” – Thom Ranier gives the number one reason for the decline in chuch attendance. (

3. “On a mission to save godless Massachusetts” – Boston Globe article on Southern Baptist Convention church planters Myke Wilkerson and Brandon Allison on church planting in Boston area. (The Boston Globe)

4. “Expository Preaching—The Antidote to Anemic Worship” – What is the heart of Christian worship? Al Mohler explains. (

5. “M, F or Blank: ‘Third Gender’ Official in Germany from November” – Germany institutes third indeterminate designation on their birth certificates starting in November. (Spiegel Online International)

“The option of selecting “blank”, in addition to the standard choices of “male” or female” on birth certificates will become available in Germany from November 1. The legislative change allows parents to opt out of determining their baby’s gender, thereby allowing those born with characteristics of both sexes to choose whether to become male or female in later life. Under the new law, individuals can also opt to remain outside the gender binary altogether.” – Friederike Heine (Spiegel Online International)

6. “Legal action ‘launched’ to force church gay wedding” – Gay couple launches legal action against churches to force them to host gay weddings. Couple claims that their Christian church is supporting them in their legal action. (The Christian Institute); More news stories from The Christian Institute (YouTube):


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